The original sin

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Bantam Books, Apr 1, 1992 - Fiction - 654 pages
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Eden van  Buren lies chained to an iron bedstead in a homemade  cell. Her captor is a handsome tormented young  sculptor who lives alone in the Arizona desert. He  is honest, compassionate, and uninterested in  money. Why then has he kidnapped Eden and demanded  ten million dollars in ransom? And why does he seem  intnet on destroying Eden's mother? The answer  lies in half-century of dseire, brutality, and  betrayal--a dark skein of tangled lives and shameful  secrets that spans three generations and three  continents, from Franco's Spain to the cruel brulaity  of Veitnam, from the haut monde of Bevery Hills to  exotic Costa Brava to the basement of an isolated  house where Eden's captor seeks his ransom  revenge. For he is more than a kidnapper; he is an  avenging angel, and he represents the final piece in a  puzzle of lies and deception that began with. .  .the original sin. A gripping novel of love,  revenge, and redemption, The Original Sin  is a work of stunning intensity and riveting  suspense--a novel that establishes Marius Gabriel as  one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary  fiction.

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Gabriel is a former Shakespearean scholar who left his academic pursuits to become a full-time writer. He is also an artist and musician.